‘Star Wars’: Joel Edgerton Wants Uncle Owen To Return For ‘Obi-Wan’ Film

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It Comes At Night star Joel Edgerton says that he wants to return as Uncle Owen in the long-rumored Star Wars anthology Obi-Wan film. Edgerton first appeared in the role in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, later making a brief appearance at the end of Episode III – Revenge of the Sith when Obi-Wan left the newborn Luke Skywalker in his and Beru’s care.

In a recent interview with Business Insider, Edgerton shared some of his ideas for Uncle Owen’s involvement in the spin-off:

“I like the idea that Uncle Owen is one of those guys who has done some super cool s—, but has just never bragged about it. My idea is that he could go out and have some adventure, and then he comes back and slips back into that unassuming moisture farmer role. Everyone talks about Obi-Wan being super cool, Owen secretly knows that he was there, and he did some of the cool s—, too.”

The actor is chomping at the bit so hard to return to the Star Wars Universe that he also stated that he would be willing to play a different character, even if he was unreckognizable in the role. He revealed some suggestions he made in a recent encounter with Star Wars: Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow:

“I saw Colin yesterday, I was like, ‘Dude. Star Wars. Me.’ And he’s like, ‘You have already been in the Star Wars world,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah, I could be someone else. My pitch to all of them is there’s definitely some Owen possibilities, but also, I was only in the movie for a pinch of time. How about I play someone else? I can do Boba Fett. I’ll just never take off the mask.”

Of course, the Obi-Wan film is not officially on the slate for Disney and Lucasfilm, but with as much as Ewan McGregor has been talking it up lately, it might as well be at this point. His role as a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi was the best part of the prequels and it’s the one anthology film that seems to have the most interest from fans across the board. And an appearance from Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru would totally make sense as old Ben Kenobi was charged with keeping a watchful eye on the young Luke on Tattooine.

The next chapter in the Star Wars saga will be Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters December 15, 2017, followed by the untitled Han Solo anthology film on May 25, 2018, and then Episode IX on May 24, 2019.

Source: Business Insider

8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See

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Star Wars-SagaMay the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.

Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.

Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!

Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!

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Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz

Jeff Grantz is an Atlanta-based writer, filmmaker and host of The Amazing Nerdiverse Podcast (on iTunes and YouTube).